Thursday, April 30, 2009

Pre Photoshoot Prep- Day 2 & 3

Day 2~
Comprises of Triceps and Forearm.

Triceps workout 1

Everday workout for this girl..

Triceps workout 2

Forearm Reverse Bar lift

Day 3~
Comprises of Back workout- to get that V Shape and perfectly toned back...
-_-", Steph says she wanna get Jennifer Aniston's back....or rather the day before, Jennifer Aniston's well, I'm proud she has been keeping up with the workout for the third day straight.=)

Chin Up- Essential back workout for V Shape

4 sets X 8 reps

Back workout 1

Back workout 2

And there, Stephanie Joins in the regime=)

Back workout 2

~Meanwhile, on the more musical side, i have been working on a few new songs..alot of listening lately for inspiration. Do check out Timbaland as I'm digging this Godfather of Beats right now......*winks*


Peace- Good Music, Better Place

God Bless!

Dennis Lau

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pre Photoshoot Prep- Day 1

I'm in the mist of preparing for DiversiFy's Cover shot and have challenged myself to get a lil ripped and fit for it. Therefore, besides eating right and sleeping right, the most important thing is I gotta Train right....All in 2 weeks!
Its because i would want a "DiversiFy" look for the cover and to achieve that, this would require some gym prep in the process.
So along with Manager Steph, we decided to hit the gym first thing in the morning.
Today, we focus on the major muscle part like the Chest and Biceps....and i have to say Steph did a great job despite her first time doing weights.=)

Thanks to Celebrity Fitness for being a part of this workout!*winks*

Bicep curls

Steph works out too...

Workout 2 for Biceps

Flat bench Chest workout

Till then, wish me luck k!=) and to whoever is working out, do drop by Celebrity Fitness for a whole New Workout experience!!


Peace- Good Music, Better Place

God Bless!

Dennis Lau

Friday, April 17, 2009

DiversiFy- Post Production Begins

Mixing & Mastering tools@ The Arkstudios

Yuri & Nick

Listening to the 1st draft of the mix.=)

Finally, Post Production of the album- DiversiFy Begins! As excited as i am to get the final Product or CD out, post production plays an extremely role in this entire process. Imagine, having a note mixed wrongly, softer/ louder/ sharper/ slower/ etc then it should be, that mistake would be on the shelf of a listener for the next 10 years.... Therefore, confining myself in the studio and listening to a song mixed 10 times with different volume setting is also part and parcel as the producer of this album. This is also the time where i find my ears are most active and sensitive.

As some of you may know, i had my album in various studios. The 2 main studios and engineers that i actively worked with is Nick Lee of The Arkstudios & my mate, Yuri Wong of The Factory. The Mastering of the album would be done in Nick's place while Yuri mixed the tracks which we have recorded in The Factory.

This post production, mixing process is estimated to be done in 2 weeks time, then i will update more about the cover designs, etc...and of course the launch of DiversiFy=)


Peace- Good Music, Better Place

God Bless!

Dennis Lau

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Recording of "You Gotta Know" feat. Liang

I have always love working with new ppl, especially new sounds, tone, voices that i come across and admired, and in some ways influence my music. Liang is one of them...probably Malaysia's only English speaking chinese RnB singer of its kind.. and with a unique voice he has, it was a blessing to have his inclusion on the album- DiversiFy.

"You Gotta Know" was the first song I worked with Yuri, who is a great producer friend of mine whom u can see him in my previous post of the production of my album....and it has been almost half a year since. We have been making music without fail almost every week, this is what i call sheer dedication to music and i absolutely admire the fact that we can both come together each it, right after a project to discuss and plan for our next song. Since then, we have both complete a couple of tracks, rehearsed for shows, toured to Singapore, attended events, etc and of cos in the year 2009, we intend to bring "Our" music to a whole new level, a whole new horizon....

To me, each song written has its concept, i believe one need a story to project what's on your mind to your listeners. Just like a director or an author who wants to reach out their work to their audiences and readers. The trick lies in the ensemble of it. In music, we call it music arrangement. So, "You Gotta Know" was initially written for both Yuri & Me, like a Guitar & Violin Duet together with some accappela voices to go along. I called this genre "Acoustic Hip Hop" because besides the elements above, we do have some Hip Hop beats to go along. Therefore, after listening for sometime, both of us mutually agree to have a pure RnB Singer- Liang to add his flavour into this piece.

Honestly, I would need sometime to get used to the final mix of the song, but no doubt its good. With the added flavor and element, it surely depicts the true colors of "DiversiFy", the album.

However, more is Not necessarily good, right?=)

Here are some pics of our sessions:

Liang & Dennis

Yuri setting it up for Liang

You Gotta Know feat. Liang.=)

The Production of it....

Yuri & Dennis

Steph & Liang

Liang & Dennis

Its a Wrap!- Dennis, Yuri & Liang


Peace- Good Music, Better Place

God Bless!

Dennis Lau

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

STYLO 2009

Event details: STYLO 2009
Venue: Mercedes Showroom, Jalan P. Ramlee, KL
Time: 10pm
Wardrobe sponsor: Key Ng
Haircut Sponsor: Winnie Loo of A Cut Above

The Galore of pics below explains it all:

Dennis, Jane, Lao Shi, Annie, Kevin- Thank you all for being there.=)

Mosaic Tag Team's candid shot!

Steph & Jane

Key & Dennis@ Backstage

Winnie che messing with mah Hair

Winnie & Dennis

My Sax Bro, Jimmy Sax & Dennis Lau

Steph & her Darling Don

My E-Ve-Ry-Thing=)

Dennis Lau & Key Ng


The Intrumental Duo on Prelude in F minor

Steph takes pretty amazing shots right?=)

Dennis & Will


Family Portrait *winks*


Peace- Good Music, Better Place

God Bless!

Dennis Lau